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CFP: 1st International Workshop on the Semantic Sensor Web (SemSensWeb 2009)

From: Oscar Corcho <ocorcho@fi.upm.es>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2009 12:11:07 +0100
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1st International Workshop on the Semantic Sensor Web (SemSensWeb 2009)


June 1st, 2009

Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Collocated with the 6th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2009)




Millions of sensors are currently been deployed in sensor networks around
the globe and are actively collecting an enormous amount of data. Together
with legacy data sources, specialized software modules (e.g., modules
performing mathematical modeling and simulation) and current Web 2.0
technologies such as mashups, deployed sensor networks give us the
opportunity to develop unique applications in a variety of sectors
(environment, agriculture, health, transportation, surveillance, public
security etc.). The terms Sensor Internet, Sensor Web and Sensor Grid have
recently been used to refer to the combination of sensor networks and other
technologies (Web, service-oriented, Grid and database) with the view of
addressing this opportunity.


Previous Sensor Internet, Sensor Web and Sensor Grid proposals make very
little use of semantics (e.g., they do not use semantic annotations,
metadata, ontologies etc.) and, in fact, whenever these proposals do refer
to semantic concepts, they do so in an unprincipled and non-systematic way.
On the contrary, the use of explicit semantics for Web and Grid resources as
pioneered by many Semantic Web and Semantic Grid projects enables us to
overcome the heterogeneity of data and resources, and to improve tasks like
data sharing, service discovery and composition etc.


In this workshop, we would like to explore whether the core ideas and
technologies of the Semantic Web can also be applied to sensor networks to
allow the development of an open information space which we call the
Semantic Sensor Web. The Semantic Sensor Web unifies the real and the
virtual world by integrating sensor technologies and Semantic Web


TOPICS OF INTEREST (including but not limited to):

* Data models and languages for the Semantic Sensor Web

* Architectures and middleware for the Semantic Sensor Web

* Ontologies and rules for the Semantic Sensor Web

* Annotation tools for the Semantic Sensor Web

* Semantic data integration of heterogeneous sensor network

  data streams

* Registries for the Semantic Sensor Web

* Mashup technologies for the Semantic Sensor Web

* Semantic Sensor Web applications



We invite two kinds of submissions:

* Research papers. These should not exceed 15 pages in length.

* Demos. Deployed technologies (sensors, middleware and mashups)  are
important if the Semantic Sensor Web is to be realized.  We therefore
strongly encourage the submission of demo papers, and the  presentation of
demos related to research papers (a separate demo  paper does not need to be
submitted in this case, but the research  paper should clearly discuss the
demo to be presented). Demo papers  should not exceed 5 pages in length.


Submissions should be formatted according to the Lecture Notes in Computer
Science guidelines for proceedings available at
http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0. Papers should
be submitted in PDF format. The submission site will be open soon and will
be accessible from the workshop's Web page (http://semsensweb.di.uoa.gr/).


At least one author of each accepted paper or demo must register for the
workshop. Information about registration will appear soon on the ESWC 2009
Web page.



We expect the workshop proceedings to be published as CEUR Workshop
Proceedings (see http://ceur-ws.org).



* Paper and demo submission: March 8, 2009

* Notification of acceptance or rejection: April 4, 2009

* Camera ready version due: April 18, 2009



Oscar Corcho (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)

Manfred Hauswirth (DERI Galway)

Manolis Koubarakis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)


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